Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster access. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor opens a specific webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the necessary information. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep seeing the very same content again and again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks through your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want plenty of memory for a single large-scale website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/deactivate an instance, clear the cached files individually for each website that employs Varnish or check a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to add more instances too, in case you’d like to use Varnish with more websites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one frequently visited Internet site or use several sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to clear the cache, to see a system log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no extra cost, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole precondition is that the VPS must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a few mouse clicks. Each plan comes with a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for multiple traffic-consuming websites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors open, so you’ll notice the substantially better webpage load speeds and the reduced load on your server in no time. The platform will allow you to use a less costly Virtual Private Server, since you will not need that much power to sustain the proper operation of your websites even if you run traffic-intensive Internet sites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to optimize the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you’ll also have full control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached files for any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more trained, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you run a vast number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be obvious. You’ll simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers come with three charge-free IPs, you will have everything you need.